The Carnegie Continues 2016-17 Theatre Series with Fashion and Humor in LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE


Photo by Mikki Schaffner.


(COVINGTON, KY) – Fashion is more than just what you wear. Clothing choices embody personality, and hold memories for years to come. The Carnegie will explore the meaning of clothes in women’s lives through LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE November 5-20, 2016.

This humorous and touching play, adapted for the stage by Nora and Delia Ephron, explores the lives of women through 28 interwoven characters who share their memories of love and loss as framed through the clothes they wore. From prom dresses to miniskirts, the female obsession with black, and the hunt for the perfect purse, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE cheers and jeers the idiosyncrasies of the female experience.

“Every woman has something in her closet that recalls memories from times with friends and family. LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, is a show based on those emotions,” said Carnegie Theatre Director Maggie Perrino. “The show is perfect for a ladies’ night out – it’s funny, emotional, and shares stories that the women in the audience will be able to relate to their own lives.”

Performances of LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE run weekends November 5-20, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets are $25, $22 for Carnegie Members and Enjoy the Arts Members, $18 for students. Pick Three Subscriptions are available for $74 and include tickets to LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, THE MUSIC MAN, and DISENCHANTED. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 5pm, in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements.

The 2016-17 Carnegie Theatre Series is sponsored by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.



  • $25 Adults
  • $18 Students
  • $22 Carnegie Members, Enjoy the Arts Members

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE will include *eight performances:

  • Saturday, November 5, 7:30pm ● Sunday November 6, 3pm
  • Friday, November 11, 7:30pm ● Saturday November 12, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 13, 3pm
  • Friday, November 18, 7:30pm ● Saturday, November 19, 7:30pm ● Sunday, November 20, 3pm
    *Please note that opening night takes place on a Saturday


  • Gingy – Marypat Carletti
  • Woman 1 – Mel Hatch
  • Woman 2 – Nabachwa Ssensalo
  • Woman 3 – Tess Talbot
  • Woman 4 – Sarah Zaffiro

Production Team:

  • Director – Abby Rowold

Select Bios:
Abby Rowold, Director
Abby is returning to The Carnegie for her directorial debut after appearing as Betty Chumley in The Carnegie’s production of HARVEY in 2014. Originally from Iowa, Abby gradually made her way east, stopping in Chicago for ten years where she acted in store-front theatres, studied at the Second City Conservatory, and performed with her band. She attended Indiana University and received her MFA in acting in 2011. Abby was an adjunct professor at NKU from 2011 to 2014 and has taught children’s classes for The Carnegie since 2012. Regionally she has performed at Indiana Festival Theatre, The Brown County Playhouse, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, and The Utah Shakespeare Festival. She recently completed a U.S. tour for POST SECRET THE SHOW by Right Angle Productions. Locally she has performed at The Carnegie, Children’s Theatre Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Diogenes Theatre, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She is currently co-artistic director of SHEatre Cincinnati Women’s Theatre, which produces theatre by and about women for everyone.

Marypat Carletti, Gingy
Marypat received a BFA in 1982 from Ohio University. Marypat has performed in shows at several community theatre companies in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area including: 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE, CRAZY FOR YOU (Cincinnati Music Theatre), BALLROOM, MAME (Footlighters), A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE and GEORGE M (The Showboat Majestic), MY FAVORITE YEAR, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Showbiz Players), HAIR, POSEIDON; THE UPSIDE DOWN ADVENTURE (Falcon Theatre), and the AEC Gallery performance of FUDDY MEERS.

Mel Hatch Douglas, Ensemble
Mel is the associate artistic director for Madcap Puppets, and is making her debut on The Carnegie stage. Acting credits include: AVENUE Q at the Incline Theater, THE DRAGON at The Know Theatre, and AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

Nabachwa Ssensalo, Ensemble
After dancing professionally for 25 years with Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Dayton Contemporary Dance Theatre, Nabachwa turned her sights towards acting. In her first theatre audition, she landed a lead role in CRIMINAL HEARTS (Dayton Theatre Guild) and earned a DayTony Award for her performance. Since then, she has continued to explore Dayton’s theater scene performing in POETRY IN MOTION (Human Race Theatre – In School Tour), THE WIZ (Sinclair Community Theatre), MEMORIES OF THE GAME (Dayton Playhouse – FutureFest) and choreographing SPRING AWAKENING (Beavercreek Theatre) for which she earned a second DayTony.

Tess Talbot, Ensemble
Tess is a resident member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC), and is making her debut on The Carnegie’s stage. Some favorite production credits with CSC include JULIUS CAESAR, MACBETH, ROMEO AND JULIET, EMMA, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and TAMING OF THE SHREW. Tess has also performed with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, New Edgecliff Theatre, and Cincinnati LAB Theatre. She holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University.

Sarah Zaffiro, Ensemble
Sarah is making her debut on the Otto M. Budig Stage in LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE. Sarah’s most recent roles were Sarraghina in NINE (Beavercreek Community Theatre) and Erma in ANYTHING GOES (Rivertown Players). So far, her favorite roles to play have been Eponine in LES MISERABLES, Babette in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Elizabeth in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and Maureen in RENT.


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